Conference Materials


Addressing Health Disparities: Building Resilience and Capacity in Vulnerable Communities

September 23, 2022


Addressing Health Disparities Brochure – Final

Agenda – Final

Welcome Slides – Sept. 23, 2022  (Continuing education and CME instructions can be found towards the end of this PPT presentation).

Conference Agenda with materials  – September 23, 2022

8:15 to 8:30 a.m.                        Sign-in to Zoom

8:30 to 9:00 a.m.                        Welcome, Introductions and Background
Kimberly K. Mathos, DO, MPH        

9:00 to 10:00 a.m.                      Cultural and Linguistic Competency in Healthcare
Abdesalam Soudi, PhD

Soudi-Presentation Form
Soudi-Cultural and Linguistic Competency in Healthcare

10:00 to 10:15 a.m.                    Break

10:15 to 11:45 a.m.                    Keynote  – Building Capacity and Inclusivity in Vulnerable Populations with Asset Mapping and Human Centered Design – A Workshop
Mylynda Massart, MD, PhD

Massart-Presentation Form
Massart-LEND HCD Session

11:45 12:15 p.m.           Lunch

12:15 to 1:30 p.m.                    Interpreter-Mediated Medical Interviewing: Challenges and Opportunities
Discussion Facilitator: Abdesalam Soudi, PhD
Panel: Michael McKee, MD, MPH; Miya Ragavan, MD, MPH, MS;  Joyce Rowan, BA, CHITM

Soudi-Mckee-Ragavan-Rowan-Pres Form
McKee-Being Proactive-Not Reactive

1:30 to 1:40 p.m.                      Break                                        

1:40 to 2:40  p.m.                     Beyond the Office Walls:  Connecting with Families in Need
Discussion Facilitator: John Lovelace, MS, MSIS
Panel: Sloane Davidson, MPPM; Christine Michaels, MSHSA; Nancy Murray, MS

Lovelace-Davidson-Michaels-Murray Pres. Form

NAMI Family-to-Family _ NAMI_ National Alliance on Mental Illness

2:40 to 2:50 p.m.                        Break

2:50 to 4:20 p.m.                        Bridging Communication Challenges and Promoting Health Literacy
Discussion Facilitator: Miya Asato, MD
Panel: Kelly Beck, PhD, LPC, CRC; Peter Bulova, MD; Katharine Hill, PhD, CCC-SLP;
Lu Randall, MRC

Asato-Beck-Bulova-Hill-Randall-Pres Form
Beck-MINDing the Gap.ppt
Bulova-Bridging Communication.ppt
Hill – Barriers to Effective Health Care.ppt
Randall-Health Literacy.ppt

4:20 to 4:30 p.m.                        Closing remarks
Kimberly Mathos, DO, MPH                                                                                                              

4:30 p.m.                                     Adjournment


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